Ahren Warner was born in 1986. His first collection, Confer (Bloodaxe Books, 2011), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for both the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize 2013. He was awarded an Eric Gregory Award in 2010 and an Arts Foundation Fellowship in 2012. His second collection, Pretty (Bloodaxe Books, 2013), was another Poetry Book Society Recommendation. His third collection, Hello. Your promise has been extracted (Bloodaxe Books, 2017) was also a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. He is Poetry Editor of Poetry London and Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow at Loughborough University, and currently lives in London and Paris.